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Monarchs rule Marshall, 10-1

Feb. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion had 13 hits Saturday in a 10-1 baseball victory over the Marshall Thundering Herd at the Bud Metheny Complex.

ODU (1-1) struck for three runs in the first inning with Josh Eldridge, Ben Slaton and Joey Burney getting RBIs.

Marshall catcher Matt Kirkwood was hit by a pitch and took second base on a ground out to start a fourth-inning rally. Kirkwood scored the Thundering Herd's run when Chase Vogelbach reached on an error.

The Monarchs scored four times in the eighth inning when Eldridge delivered a two-run single.

Marshall (1-1) had only five hits and two were against ODU starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough who went six innings to get the win.

Aaron Blair (0-1) started for the Herd and pitched four innings while giving up seven hits and four earned runs.

Marshall and ODU complete the weekend series with a 1 p.m., Sunday, game.

SOFTBALL

ATLANTA -- Indiana and No. 24 Georgia Tech each posted one-run wins over the Thundering Herd Saturday in the Georgia Tech Classic. Indiana needed eight innings for a 2-1 win and the Yellow Jackets prevailed, 7-6.

Andi Williamson went the distance in the opener for the Herd. She fanned 11. She made a relief appearance in the nightcap and also took the loss.

Indiana scored the game-winner on a fielder's choice in the eighth after the international tiebreaker was applied, which means each half-inning begins with a runner on second base.

Georgia Tech (6-0) built a 5-1 lead after three innings and held on. Kaelyn Green drove in three runs for Marshall (2-5).

Marshall wraps up play Sunday with two games. The Herd meets Indiana at 10:30 a.m. and Miami (Ohio) at 5:30 p.m.

TRACK

COLUMBUS -- Marshall women's indoor track and field tuned up for the Conference USA Championships Friday in a meet at Ohio State.

Celia Leonard won the 1,000-meter run at the Budkeye Tune-Up with a time of 3:06.29.

Delkira Maybin was second in the 200 (25.17) and fourth in the 50 (7.73).

The C-USA meet begins Friday in Birmingham, Ala.

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